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Bbuddah... Hoga Terra Baap (transl. Your dad must be old, not me) is a 2011 Indian Hindi-language action thriller film directed by Puri Jagannath in his second Hindi film after Shart: The Challenge. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Sonu Sood, and Prakash Raj in the lead roles, while Sonal Chauhan, Charmy Kaur, Rajeev Verma, Subbaraju, and Makrand Deshpande play supporting roles, and Raveena Tandon in a guest appearance. The music of the film was composed by Vishal-Shekhar with cinematography by Amol Rathod and editing by S. R. Shekhar. The film released on 1 July 2011 to positive response from critics.[1]

Bbuddah... Hoga Terra Baap
Bbuddah Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byPuri Jagannadh
Produced by
Story byPuri Jagannadh
Starring
Music byVishal-Shekhar
CinematographyAmol Rathod
Edited byS. R. Shekhar
Distributed by
Release date
  • 1 July 2011 (2011-07-01)
Running time
118 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi

PlotEdit

ACP Karan Malhotra has declared that he will eliminate all gangsters from Mumbai within two months. Gangster Kabir Bhai decides to eliminate Karan instead. In comes Vijju, a hitman who returns to Mumbai after a long exile in Paris, France in order to perform one last job. While the gangsters and Vijju try to take down Karan, Karan is trying to woo his old college friend Tanya, and Tanya's friend Amrita is trying to figure out the relationship between Vijju and her mother. Vijju later reveals that he is not the contract killer and is rather trying to protect his son, ACP Karan. The story rolls on, showing Vijju climbing the ladder of underworld to reach Kabir and plot with him the murder of Karan. One of Kabir Bhai's associates, Yera, goes against his decision of roping in Vijju and attempts to shoot Karan. He misses narrowly and returns to base, facing mockery from Vijju. Meanwhile, Vijju meets his estranged wife Sita and tries to patch the relationship. Yera attempts once again and is successful to pump some bullets into Karan, failing Vijju's attempts to stop him from going to the place of shootout. A hurt and angry Vijju then admits Karan to a hospital and visits Kabir's den. After reciting a short story and explaining three morals, Vijju informs that Karan is alive and that the den is surrounded by police. A fierce shootout ensues in which Vijju kills all the gangsters at the den except Kabir, and his aide Mac roped in Vijju to the underworld don. Yera is killed by Kabir. A surprised Kabir is shot in the head by Vijju, but he leaves Mac. At the hospital, Vijju asks his wife to decide if she would reveal his identity to Karan.

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

The director Jagannath wanted to rope in three leading heroines for the movie, which was originally titled Buddah. Finally he zeroed down on Hema Malini, Raveena Tandon and Charmy Kaur, an actress from South India who will be making her Bollywood debut in this movie.[2] Actress Neha Sharma was also interested in doing Kaur's role, but eventually the role went to Kaur.[2] Tandon later said that she signed the movie to work with Bachchan and Jagannath.[3] For another role in the movie, both Sonal Chauhan and Kangana Ranaut were in discussion, but eventually the role went to Chauhan.[4]

The 'mahurat' shot of the movie was done in March 2011 at Khoja Bungalow in Versova. While Jagannath broke the coconut, actor Sonu Sood featured in the mahurat shot.[5] The event was also attended by Bachchan, his son Abhishek Bachchan, daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and actress Sonal Chauhan.[6]

On 26 April 2011, movie's shooting was disrupted, when Raj Thackeray led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena claimed that there were around 40 foreigners shooting in the movie without proper work permits and visas. MNS filed a police complaint in this regard and later stalled the shooting.[7][8] Following day, director Jagannath apologised to the outfit stating that there were indeed few junior foreign artists in the shoot without proper documentation, and assured to be more vigilant in future.[9] Raveena Tandon has also shot for an item song in the film, titled "Main Chandigarh Di Star".

MarketingEdit

The first 60-second promo of the movie was revealed on 20 May 2011 on eight TV channels during IPL match of Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals.[10]

Critical receptionEdit

Raja Sen of Rediff gave it four out of five stars and stated "Bbuddah Hoga Tera Baap is not a particularly well-crafted film but none of that matters as Amitabh Bachchan makes it work."[11] Behindwoods gave a score of two out of five and said "If Amitabh is all that matters, watch it."[12] Nikhat Kazmi from the Times of India gave a three and half stars and stated "Bbuddah... is a high dose entertainer when the veteran actor never stops amazing you with the range of his histrionics. Despite his age, he grabs eyeballs with his action cuts, his comic cameos, his romantic ditties (with Hema), his libidinous encounters (with Raveena), his emotional bytes, his derring-do, and his over-the top sartorial sense."[13] Critic Taran Adarsh gave a four out of five stars and noted "On the whole, Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap is a must-watch for Bachchan fans. Even if you're not a fan of this iconic actor, watch it for a simple reason: They don't make them like Amitabh Bachchan anymore. A masala entertainer all the way. Bachchan is truly the Baap and this film reiterates this fact yet again. His character, his attitude and the dialogue he delivers will remain etched in your memory for a long, long time. Prakash Raj is super. In fact, it's a treat to watch powerful actors like Bachchan and Prakash Raj embroiled in a confrontation."[14]

Filmfare gave a four star rating and said "Bbuddah... Hoga Terra Baap is a feast for Amitabh Bachchan buffs. The film ends with a disclaimer saying it's a tribute to the phenomenon and that says it all."[15] Zee News also gave four stars and stated "‘Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap' is a typical Bollywood masala flick with all the ingredients to make it a Box Office hit. An out-an-out Amitabh Bachchan film, 'Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap' presents Big B in never before seen role, something which reminds you the exhilarating performance of the iconic star in his earlier films."[16] Sify gave a two and half star rating and explained "Big B's presence is so overwhelming he makes the character— a violent, unlikable one—into a somewhat charismatic one. The altercations between Bachchan and villain (Prakash Raj, fab) are to watch out for especially towards the end. Also worth savoring are the Amitabh-Hema portions where they create magic momentarily. It's an average story with archaic storytelling. If you're watching it, keep in mind that Big B is the only thing going for the film."[17] Komal Nahta of Koimoi gave it 2 stars.[18]

Box officeEdit

Bbuddah... Hoga Terra Baap was made at a controlled budget of approximately Rs. 100 million. The film had a slow start on the first day but picked up over the weekend with major patronage from family audiences and Amitabh Bachchan fans and declared a super Hit.[19] The domestic opening weekend collection were around 85 million (US$1.2 million).[20] In the overseas markets, the film collected 22.5 million (US$330,000) from US, UK, UAE and Australia over the opening weekend.[21] Within nearly a week post the release, the film collected 115 million (US$1.7 million) net domestically and another 40 million (US$580,000) net overseas.[22] The film collected 32.5 million (US$470,000) nett over its second weekend,[23] bringing the two-week total to 190 million (US$2.7 million).[24] BHTB Recovered all its production cost from theatrical revenues and additional non-theatrical earnings thus ensuring it to be a good profitable venture.[25] The satellite rights fetched the producers approximately 140 million (US$2.0 million)[26]

SoundtrackEdit

Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap
Soundtrack album by
Released13 June 2011
GenreFilm soundtrack
LabelT-Series

Music of the film is composed by Vishal-Shekhar while the lyrics are penned by Anvita Dutt Guptan, Vishal Dadlani and Swanand Kirkire.

Track listingEdit

No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap (Accapella)"Vishal DadlaniAmitabh Bachchan2:46
2."Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap (Dub Step)"Vishal DadlaniAmitabh Bachchan, Vishal Dadlani3:21
3."Go Meera Go"Anvita Dutt GuptanAmitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan6:42
4."Haal-E-Dil"Swanand Kirkire, Anvita Dutt GuptanAmitabh Bachchan, Monali Thakur, Shekhar Ravjiani5:20
5."Main Chandigarh Di Star"Anvita Dutt GuptanSunidhi Chauhan3:18

ReferencesEdit

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  16. ^ "Review: 'Bbuddah...' an ode to yesteryears angry young man!". Zee News. Retrieved 1 July 2011.
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